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JD Hammer

JD Hammer

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215 | Age: 25
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 24, #710, Colorado Rockies) - Marshall
Fort Collins, CO USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0 3.79 20 0 0 19.0 13 1.42
1 Season 1 0 3.79 20 0 0 19.0 13 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 20 1-0 3.79 19.0 13 1.42
1 Season 20 1-0 3.79 19.0 13 1.42

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 PHI NL 81 1 0 3.79 20 0 0 19.0 15 8 8 2 12 13 1.42
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Slider: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

Hammer was a reliever while at two-year Navarro College for two seasons before getting the chance to start for two years at Marshall. When the Rockies took him in the 24th round of the 2016 Draft as a senior value sign, they put him right back into the bullpen. His power stuff and demeanor fit nicely there, allowing him to pitch across two levels of A ball. The Phillies noticed, making him a part of the return in the Pat Neshek deal, then watched Hammer represent them well in the Arizona Fall League.

Hammer goes right after hitters with two power pitches. His fastball, which can touch the upper-90s with a lot of life, will miss bats as long as he's commanding it in the zone well. He backs it up with a quality slider that flashes above-average. It's premium stuff that allowed the right-hander to strike out 12.2 per nine innings in his career heading into 2018.

By and large, Hammer has thrown strikes, but there are times that he loses feel for the strike zone. The Phillies will work with him to find the balance between his high-octane, high-energy delivery and pitching under control. The finished product could be a valuable bullpen piece.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 338 56 4 7.1 89.5 16.8 .288 .487 .315 .376 .391 33.9 15.9 15.9
ALL 338 56 4 7.1 89.5 16.8 .288 .487 .315 .376 .391 33.9 15.9 15.9
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/30/2019 Philadelphia Phillies recalled RHP JD Hammer from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
07/20/2019 Philadelphia Phillies optioned RHP JD Hammer to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
05/25/2019 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of JD Hammer from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
05/21/2019 RHP JD Hammer assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
04/01/2019 RHP JD Hammer assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
02/24/2019 RHP JD Hammer assigned to Philadelphia Phillies.
08/21/2018 Clearwater Threshers activated RHP JD Hammer from the 7-day injured list.
08/11/2018 Clearwater Threshers sent RHP JD Hammer on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
08/11/2018 Clearwater Threshers sent RHP JD Hammer on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
08/09/2018 Clearwater Threshers sent RHP JD Hammer on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
06/21/2018 Clearwater Threshers placed RHP JD Hammer on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 19, 2018.
06/05/2018 RHP JD Hammer assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading Fightin Phils.
04/05/2018 RHP JD Hammer assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
01/17/2018 Philadelphia Phillies invited non-roster RHP JD Hammer to spring training.
07/27/2017 RHP JD Hammer assigned to Clearwater Threshers.
07/26/2017 Philadelphia Phillies traded RHP Pat Neshek to Colorado Rockies for RHP Alejandro Requena, RHP J.D. Hammer and SS Jose Gomez.
06/22/2017 RHP J.D. Hammer assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Asheville Tourists.
04/03/2017 RHP J. D. Hammer assigned to Asheville Tourists from Grand Junction Rockies.
06/16/2016 Colorado Rockies signed RHP J. D. Hammer.
06/16/2016 RHP J. D. Hammer assigned to Grand Junction Rockies.